Stayed at Hotel de Hallen for 2 nights. Parking when booking through certain websites is misleading if you are under any illusion that its free - there is a 25 euro charge per day. The hotel staff were really lovely - knowledgeable on the city and really keen to assist in any way. We had a ground floor room with a 'courtyard' view, not that I saw any signs of a courtyard. There was however a hotel corridor running at the back of the room which if you left the floor to ceiling curtains open the people could see straight in to the room! It was also quite noisy if someone was walking down it with luggage or heels. Overall though it is a really modern and contemporary hotel which is clean and well situated. As for Amsterdam this is an AMAZING city and if you havent been you really should!!!